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Abstract

First record of the non-indigenous freshwater snail Galba humilis (Say, 1822) (Mollusca: Hygrophila: Lymnaeidae) in Japan.

Abstract

Galba humilis (Say, 1822) is a freshwater mollusc belonging to the family Lymnaeidae, and it is distributed in North America. The present article documented the first record of this mollusc in Japan, which is outside the indigenous distribution range of the species. The species was identified using molecular phylogenetics. This is the first report of G. humilis introduction in the world, including Japan.